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Unexpected: Five Inspirational Short Stories of Encouragement

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Improve the way you live and interact with others around you as you are inspired by this book using the ancient art of storytelling. Through intriguing parables, real-life examples and poetry, Jozua van Otterloo presents and inspires how to become the best encourager you can be.

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Published August 19th 2020 by Cardinia Ranges Publishing House
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John
Apr 05, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Great I won the giveaway, will start reading soon
Aradhana Thakor
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The author has done an excellent job of writing five inspirational stories. These are short stories with a beautiful moral. This book talks about the power and value of being encouragers in this world. Whoever reads this book will be truly blessed by the wonderful insights the author has spoken and will definitely strive towards being an encouragement to others.
Michelle
Good stories and a quick read

This is a quick read filled with uplifting stories. I enjoyed all the stories but skimmed the definition sections because I really just wanted to get to the next story.
Meg
May 05, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While the theme of each story was worthwhile of exploration and pondering, execution of that discussion and format were disappointing for me. The dialogue of the parables/ short stories felt forced and unnatural to drive a specific narrative. Then each story was followed by a long winded and "overly Christian" reflection from the author. Considering the synopsis did not indicate this was a heavily leaning Christianity book, I was caught unaware. IMHO the synopsis should indicate if it is a Chris ...more
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“Encouragement: To place courage within them, by coming along side them and inspiring them to hold on, to work hard, to fight for the cause placed in their care.” 0 likes
“As a river flowing beyond mountains,
Far over the horizon it flows.
No one knows where its water goes,
what it touches or where it comes close.
Encouragement can move mountains,
Mountains of desperation and need.
Who would know its effect or its deed?
Who’d know the hungry it’ll feed?”
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